Marshal James C. Jacoby

Marshal James C. Jacoby

Carthage Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, February 11, 1914

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James C. Jacoby

Marshal James Jacoby was shot and killed while taking a prisoner to the village jail.

The prisoner had been arrested for threatening the life of the village barber with a razor and as Marshal Jacoby and the prisoner were entering the front door to the jail, the prisoner shot Marshal Jacoby in the head.

The 25-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to an indeterminate term of one to 20 years.

Marshal Jacoby had served with the Carthage Police Department for one year.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to one to 20 years

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February 11, 2017

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